B90 Najdorf Sicilian (6.Be3)

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Naydorf defence is one of Black's most effective weapons against 1.e4.

After 6.Be3 White's plan is to quickly play Qd2 and OOO and then launch a pawn attack in the kingside.  This idea can be adopted both in case of 6...e6 (in such case the variation has transposed to the English Attack of the Scheveningen) and in case of 6...e5.   Black usually replies with opposite castling and a counterattack in the queenside.  A recent Black's idea in order to avoid all that is to play an early h7-h5 and delay castling.  Another Black's try is 6...Ng4!? .

Here you can find a collection of recent chess games, available for download, played with the 6.Be3 line of the Najdorf Sicilian.


Najdorf (6.Be3)

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July 2018